‘Global Literature in Libraries’ initiative

At the Public Library Association Judith Sage and Chrissy Bellizzi introduce the new Global Literature in Libraries Initiative.

It has:

the goal of increasing awareness of international literature within the library community, with a special emphasis on contemporary fiction

So if you’ve enjoyed my The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction then this is definitely something to keep an eye on.


Man Booker Prize longlist

They’ve announced the 13-title-strong longlist for this year’s  Man Booker Prize, selected from 155 (unrevealed) submissions.

This is the major (now-)international prize for an English-language novel (published in the UK), and the longlist is a mix of very big names (including Nobel laureate Coetzee) and some less well-known ones. Very little from outside the dominant US-UK axis, however …..